What is postpartum psychosis?

Updated: Oct 11, 2019
  • Author: Saju Joy, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Christine Isaacs, MD  more...
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Postpartum psychosis is the most severe form of postpartum psychiatric illness. [63] The condition is rare, occurring in approximately 1-2 per 1000 women after childbirth. [7] At highest risk are women with a personal history of bipolar disorder or a previous episode of postpartum psychosis. [64, 65]


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